I used to do something similar, but I cooked three weekends and had one or two weekends off while enjoying the fruits of my previous labour! I typically had the oven, slow cooker and counter-top oven going simultaneously! It was almost impossible to walk in the front door after a 10-hour work day and have a meal for four people ready in 30 minutes. Although I'm the only one who professed to being a picky eater, everyone was picky to some extent. The stuff Rachel Ray prepares on her 30-minute meals show wouldn't have gone over very well!Originally Posted by Johnie, post: 92174
I used to portion and freeze roast beef (pre-sliced for hot or cold meals), some with gravy, some without, beef burgundy, beef stew, sweet & sour meatballs--are you seeing a theme here? The men in our family were very beef oriented! Then all I had to was make the sides and heat the frozen items.
Chocolate chip cookies and brownies also freeze well, if you want to make some treats ahead. I used to wrap individual portions, then everyone could thaw what they wanted during the day.